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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Reviews

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Don't believe their warranty claims!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bahappy12
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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My rating for this review is based on the vehicle itself. It is reliable and has never broken down. It is also very comfortable and I can actually see over the steering wheel! (I'm only 5'). I bought it brand new in Aug. 2006 and have regular maintenance and check-ups at my local lube center. I never go to the dealer (they're overpriced). It currently has 61K miles.
Don't get me wrong, I love my Santa Fe! But I can't stand Hyundai's inability to cover things that they claim are covered by the warranty. At about 45K my SF wouldn't pass emissions. That was May 2014. I called the dealer because, according to the warranty, it was suppose to be covered for 8 yrs. or 80K for the emissions. It was just under the 8 yr mark. Dealer told me it's not covered, without even asking me to come in to look at it! So I called the 800 number. They gave me the same bs! I had it fixed, Cost 410$. The very next morning the alternator went out as I was backing out of my driveway. Cost me another 400$. I think the mechanic did something to it. The only other thing was at about 54K my SF was hard to steer so I checked the power steering fluid and it was empty. As it turned out, it needed a new hose. It only cost me 94$ for the part and my brother put it on for me. He had a hard time getting to it as it was up behind the engine.


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This is a fun vehicle to drive with great utility
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By David Lichterman
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Great Reliable SUV
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By nyl777
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Driven 100000 plus miles on it already and planning to drive another 100000 on it for another 5 years. It drives good in Michigan road in winter on a virgin snow of up to 4 inches.


Best Features

I like the sexy masculine look of it.


Worst Features

I hope they can improve the MPG to 30 plus mpg. My average mpg is 20mpg combined hwy/city driving.


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Reliability with a CAPITAL 'R'
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Gaurav
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Believe it or not, in 4 years I have put 160,000 on this vehicle and it's rock solid. No issues whatsoever. No power loss, nothing. All I've done is regular oil changes (synthetic) and the up-scale filters. I have changed the front rotors once. This vehicle is just a dream and should be considered by all who are in for a reliable used. Forget the Japanese, they are just too much money for nothing. They don't even look good. I guess people are noting that in a hurry now. The Santa Fe is already the largest selling import SUV in Canada. Good job Hyundai. My next vehicle would also be a Hyundai. The Veracruz or if they come up with a larger SUV then that'd be it.


Best Features

Lot of goodies for less. Window hatch. Full size spare tires. Aluminum rims. Great AC.


Worst Features

Gas mileage needs improvement. Outside temperature gauge and Aux input for iPOD.


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Transmission
1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By SHERI LOTHRIDGE
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought the Santa Fe in 2006, within a couple of months I was in having the Cruise control switch replaced and a year later I started having problems with the down shifting to 3rd. They changed out a sensor. In the winter of 09 it didn't want to go into drive when cold brought it in. Couldn't duplicate so there was "nothing wrong". Still having problem. On 4/29/10 the shifting problems started again, so I brought the car back into the shop to have them say "nothing wrong" so they reset the computer. So I picked up my car and two days later I was stuck in the parking lot not able to go anywhere. Lets say it is in the shop waiting approval for new transmission!


Best Features

I love the turning radius on the vehicle


Worst Features

Bigger lumbar power seat fix the transmision issues


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